President's Message

Spring/Summer 2023

Hello and welcome to the Grand Rapids Chapter of the IMA. Thank you for coming to visit the website to look at what’s going on with our local chapter. I am honored to step into the President role and continue the historied success of this chapter.

We do want to take a moment and express our sincerest condolences to the family of Todd Hanson as he passed away on September 16, 2022. Todd was an integral part of the Grand Rapids Chapter of the IMA and President for quite a few years. We will miss seeing him at our meetings and will feel the loss of his valued participation serving the Board.

An update on our chapter -- we shuttered the doors for the last three years and opened again in May of 2023. We plan to go full steam ahead in the fall. There will be more correspondence this summer on how we plan to proceed going forward. This will include updated Board Member information.

Thank you for your continued support of the Grand Rapids IMA Chapter and I look forward to seeing you all again in September 2023.

If you have any questions in the meantime regarding anything IMA, please reach out to me via email at or give me a call at 616-600-8770.


Thank you kindly,

Brian M. Braat